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Would like to have it on Blu-ray?
on 4 September 2011
Having enjoyed several BBC releases on Blu-ray through the last years, I felt a little disappointed ordering now only a DVD set.
The more astonished I was watching familiar scenes (from BBC Earth Blu-rays) on "Tiger" and "Volcano".
These series had been published on Blu-ray in Germany few weeks ago as "Expedition Himalaja" and "Expedition Neuguinea" in a completely different layout.
The picture quality is significantly better.
But there are also reasons not to recommend these two discs.
The episodes are cut to 45 min ARD TV format (First German TV) - around 25% of the BBC material is missing, only German narration available.
The third series on Guyana has not yet been published in Germany.
Maybe one should wait a few years for a 3*3*(75...90 min episodes) "Ultimate International Edition"?!
It is not really polite what BBC/ 2entertain and ARD/ Polyband are currently doing here with us.